Compass Blog

Compass is a collection of blogs based on the imaginative research the Kensington team undertakes to ensure we find new and better ways to transform travel into a more meaningful and personal experience. In other words, we are always on the lookout for a secret café in Paris, the best spot to find the black rhino, a favorite local dish, a superb hike out of Buenos Aires and the next great hidden lodge. To accomplish this we've enlisted our team of destination specialists. When they are not designing custom trips that wow our clients, they are traveling the world for inspiration. In addition, we have pulled together a team of 'Explorers-In-Residence' - Royal Geographic Society Fellows, Explorer's Club Fellows and leading adventurers with fascinating stories. Follow these explorers and gain a unique perspective from their awe-inducing expeditions.

Postings for October, 2013

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Lynne Tours Ireland, Wales & England

Lynne Pettit, Kensington's Western Europe specialist, was born and raised in England and since childhood, has traveled much of the country and its surroundings. As a former flight attendant for British Airways, she developed a passion for discovering all corners of the UK and Europe and continues to follow this aspiration. During her recent travels, Lynne has focused on digging out places to stay that go well beyond the ordinary. Read More »

Explorer-in-Residence Series

Explorer In Residence, Jonathan Green: Founder Of The Galapagos Whale Shark Project

Jonathan Green's acclaimed work as a naturalist, diver and photographer already more than qualifies him as a sterling Explorer In Residence. His current efforts, however, go above and beyond the calling. He is the founder of the Galapagos Whale Shark Project, a massive effort to shed light on - and ultimately save - the mysterious and threatened whale sharks, about which practically nothing is known. Read More »


The Life and Times of Dr. Livingstone

Tours of South Africa don't get much more legendary than Dr. Livingstone's Victorian-era expeditions. As a missionary doctor, writer, activist and pioneering explorer, he did more in the course of 30 years than most can hope to do in a lifetime. Medical missionaryDavid Livingstone was born in Scotland in 1813. In college he studied medicine and theology, both earning his physician's license and becoming ordained in the same month in 1840. Read More »

Explorer-in-Residence Series

Introducing Kensington's Explorers In Residence Series

Modern Day Explorers Traverse the Globe and Take You Along for the Ride Kensington is excited to launch our latest Explorers In Residence Series. These exclusive small group tours (6 - 16 people) offer the unique and enriching opportunity to travel with the 21st Century's most accomplished explorers on thrilling in-depth expeditions to the most fascinating places in our world. Read More »


Jeff Fuchs' Himalayan Expedition: Quiet Valleys & Melding Cultures

Kensington Explorer-in-Residence, award-winning explorer and author Jeff Fuchs is currently leading an expedition to trace one of the ancient world's longest trade routes through the daunting and stunning geographies of the Indian Himalaya. On August 1st, Fuchs began what he's coined as the "Route of Wind and Wool"; a 33-day journey by foot to retrace the fabled route and track down the remaining traders who may still remember the days of the great "highway in the sky. Read More »


Introducing Explorer in Residence, Lee Abbamonte

Kensington Tours is proud to introduce our newest Explorer in Residence, Lee Abbamonte. A travel writer, television personality, and global expert, Lee is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the Circumnavigators Club, and the Travelers Century Club with an extremely impressive travel resume. With travels including hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro, dodging bullets in the Libyan civil war, summiting Tanzania's Mt. Read More »

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